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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,691 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #16

Jan 012006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the vehicle hesitated while applying pressure to the accelerator pedal. Although the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection, no repairs were made. The manufacturer was notified.

- Lebanon, MO, USA

problem #15

Jul 252005

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,800 miles
2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The rear backing plates that hold the back rotors in place were completely rusted and had to be replaced. The consumer contacted the dealership, and they gave him the number to GMC. The consumer then contacted GMC, and they accepted the complaint and said that they would see if they could do anything to help. GMC called the consumer back a couple days later and stated that they could not do anything. There were no accidents. The consumer recently received a recall on the front hub bearing assembly and wheel speed sensor. (11/29/05)

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #14

Apr 082004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
While in reverse the vehicle accelerated backwards and the steering locked up. The consumer managed to decelerate the vehicle. The dealership was notified but did not resolve the problem.

- Forest, VA, USA

problem #13

Mar 072004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Throtle sticks and must be stomped to dis-engage. Often this results in being thrown foward. The dealer says he has fixed several like this on the 6.0 liter engine. Very dangerous!!!

- Ardmore, OK, USA

problem #12

Feb 092004

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
While driving at any speed and applying the brakes pedal went all the way to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. This vehicle was unsafe to drive. However, dealer replaced the speed sensor, but problem recurred.

- Swanton, OH, USA

problem #11

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Accelerator pedal sticks. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed the vehicle had a contaminated fuel system which would cost $170 and it would include cleaning the injectors. After not being able to get in touch with the customer service rep that the consumer spoke with previously who said the work should be performed at no charge, the consumer went to a friend and all he did was remove the air intake hose from the front of the throttle body and sprayed some cleaning agent and wiped around the butterfly valve, which resolved the problem.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #10

May 272003

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,261 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving the vehicle experienced sudden acceleration. The accelerator pedal became stuck in full throttle position which required force to accelerate..

- Andalusia, AL, USA

problem #9

Mar 032003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Throttle sticking right off idle. Very hard to depress accelerator pedal. Truck "leaps" when pedal finally "frees-up". has happened several times. Took vehicle to dealer...dealer unaware of any bulletin to repair properly. Dealer ran injector cleaner through the fuel system and replace fuel filter. This did not fix the problem...dealer did not repair according to the service bulletin available.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #8

Jan 182002

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Consumer states while pulling a skid-steer loader up a hill with foot off brakes after coming to a stop, the vehicle rolled backwards.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 022002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was stopped at a traffic light with foot on brake pedal vehicle unexpectedly accelerated without warning, resulting in a collision, cause unknown. Dealership advised consumer to bring vehicle in for inspection as soon as body work is complete. Manufacturer notified.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #6

Nov 072001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was traveling westbound on state route 262 at approximately 32 miles per hour when I encountered a stopped vehicle. I applied the brakes and the vehicle began an initial brake and then lurched forward without my releasing my foot from the brake pedal. This caused me to strike the vehicle in front of me. The air bags did not deploy nor did the seat belt properly restrain me. This caused me to strike the steering wheel with my chest and stomach. The hamilton county police office documented that the air bags and the seatbelt did not properly function. I was sited for following to close even though I feel that the brakes failed. I plan to appeal the ticket due to this reasoning in court on November 29, 2001. The safey of other owners/drivers of these vehicles is what prompted me to write. I would like to know if there have been other failures. Please send them to my E-mail address: Mbrusman@cinergy.com thanks for your time and attention with this matter.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 152001

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's vehicle had a front impact crash when vehicle accelerated, speed unknown, airbags did not deploy. Consumer sustained back inury. Damage to vehicle unknown at this time.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 152001

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While coming to a stop vehicle accelerated, applied brakes, but vehicle kept going. Went over a small barrier which caused vehicle to become airborne. Came down, and hit a parked vehicle. Distance travelled about 100 feet. Consumer injured back. Damage to vehicle unknown at this time.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #3

May 102001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
I was informed by my dealer that this is a common problem with this model & is caused by carbon building up in the throttle body which causes the throttle to seize. I was told by the dealer that this problem began with the 1999 models & has continued until the present model. It is defective, has been for years, they are aware of it, & they don't care. They reccommend that & have the throttle body cleaned out about every 4000 miles at my own expense, even tho it is still under warranty. They say this is a service matter & the warranty doesn't cover normal service. What a rip off!

- Caldwell, ID, USA

problem #2

Jul 102001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Surging, ses light on, code 89, bad injector pump,3 warranty trips to shop, Chevy won't ship part, been 6 days still waiting, on vacation and its holding up trip, we bought this truck to tow and can't use it, Tennessee put on fuel pressure regulator didn't help, then local shop flashed PCM with 4 drivability updates helped temporarily, third visit told needed injector pump, but why not a recall, told everyone in country waiting on same part, once was told it would have to come from Isuzu in Japan, help,

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 042000

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Set cruise @ 67mph level ground (apporx 1900rpm) run for ~10-15 mins. Go up sufficient grade for cc to force downshift to next lower gear and increase in RPM to 3000+. upon cresting hill and going down gradual downgrade the vehicle will upshift but the cruise control will reset its setpoint to ~ 4-5 mph greater than original. Subsequent hills will keep repeating until test terminated above 75mph. Repeatabiloity is variable based upon grades of subsequent inclines. First reset to +4 mph is consistent.

- League City, TX, USA

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